A tribute to Philly’s brewing pioneers.

A very nice story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer celebrates the folks everybody calls “George & Nancy” and their contributions to the Philadelphia beer culture (which are immense):

When Hummel and Rigberg took over the three-year-old store at 20th and Sansom from the original owners in 1990, Philadelphia was a different place. The neighborhood where the store operates did not have Jose Garces and Stephen Starr restaurants. Dock Street Brewing was a toddler. Tom Peters, cofounder of Monk’s Cafe, was years away from opening his landmark bar.

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